Whisper is pleased to announce that Roisin Thomas has joined the team as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel.
Roisin has joined from Fremantle, where she was Director of Corporate Development. Prior to that Roisin was Chief Operating Officer at Banijay Rights, with her tenure spanning both the Zodiak/Banijay and Endemol/Banijay mergers. She has also been Chief of Staff at Zodiak Media and spent five years as Senior Associate at leading media law firm Olswang.
Roisin’s significant experience will help Whisper to deliver on its growth strategy, while also providing leadership and oversight across legal & business affairs and operations. She will sit on the company’s senior management team and report to CEO Sunil Patel.
Another key focus for Roisin will be the continuing development of Whisper’s culture and using its platform to impact positive change. Ambitious, friendly and driven, with D&I statistics well above industry standards, Whisper is continually evolving its working environment and culture, which has led it to being recognised a five-times Broadcast Best Places to Work.
Sunil Patel said: “I’m really pleased to be bringing Roisin into Whisper. Her experience of both legal and business affairs at large media companies, alongside her commercial and strategic mindset, will be an amazing asset to our team as we continue our focus on growing in the right way.
“I want to thank Juli Porter, our outgoing Chief Operating Officer, for all her amazing work over the last 10 years. She has been a big part of Whisper’s story so far and will be greatly missed. We wish her all the best for her next endeavours.”
Roisin Thomas said: “Whisper is a business with a fantastic culture, a distinct voice, enormous ambition and really great people. I am incredibly excited to join the company at such a pivotal time and look forward to working with Sunil and the whole team to deliver the next phase of growth.”